jtclockwork (16597) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2015
Draft at EBF. Pours copper amber - nose/taste of whiskey, key lime, oak - medium body. vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Draft at EBF. Lime, sweetness, tart, whiskey aromas. Not sure I like the final flavors the way they come together, lime tartness and whiskey. Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2014
GABF. Copper hue with off white head. Aroma is caramel, lime, oak. Medium body and zesty carbonation. Taste is dry sweet with a tart following. Overall this was a nice brew. bpar73 (1118) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2014
@ Short’s Fest. Pours brown with a white head. Taste and aroma of malt, lime and maple syrup. Definite whiskey sour qualities. firstsip (733) - Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Tap at Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Fest. Brown. Some good white head. Tastes just like a whiskey sour... but better. Refreshing!
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Tap: Thick & cloudy burnt copper color with a creamy, eggshell foam that lathers up nicely. Aroma has sweet caramel & mild cinnamon graham cracker with light lemon-lime, moderate tartness, & a light touch of boozy barrel in the periphery. Taste is very unique. Imagine eating cinnamon graham crackers topped with a whiskey infused maple syrup & generous amounts of lime zest. More malty & graham cracker focused up front, more citrus & lime-like in the back. Finishes a little like sweet & sour mix, but doesn’t get too tart. Lingering complexity of lime, mild whiskey, cinnamon, & graham cracker crust. Strange, unique, not something you’d kill entire growlers of... But I thought it was pretty good. Honestly, it *does* remind me a bit of a whiskey sour. Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2012
On draft at Churchkey in D.C.
The beer is a hazy, dark orange color with a small, white head and a touch of lacing.
The aroma brings all kinds of interesting craziness including limes / lime juice, alcohol, sourness, liquor...I guess it smells like a whiskey sour. Hmm. Points for creativity and pretty much getting there.
The flavor is much improved over the Short’s Key Lime Pie, which I did not enjoy. This concoction does indeed resemble a whiskey sour. As Matt alluded to, the whiskey is muted. This is in line with what one would expect from a whiskey sour. All this said, I wouldn’t want a whole lot of this stuff. Additionally, while I find this endeavor interesting and appreciate yet another inventive beer from Short’s, if I want a whiskey sour, I will opt for the real thing. Worth a try if you have the chance.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 06-16-2011 dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Sampled at EBF. Out of all the Short’s beers to choose from I was most excited to try this one. Sadly however it didn’t really live up to my expectations. Key lime flavor is mixed with cookie flavor but no real sour qualities where there. Slight woody character but that’s bout it. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2011
on tap @GABF-pours gold with an offwhite head. Aroma is musty, light/medium malt-caramel, wood. Taste is whiskey, musty, light/medium malt-caramel, wood. Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Draft at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. Murky medium orange-brown body, thin cream head. Nose of tart brown sugar, graham crackers, citrus and alcohol, syrupy, with hints of custard. Body is tart and sweet with lime and brown sugar, graham crackers, tannic oak and whiskey. Prickly and warming.